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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
are hurt this morning after a meteorite crashes to the ground in russia and it's all caught on tape. looks like straight out of the movie. the russian interior ministry says the fall caused sharp explosions that shattered windows and many calls for help were from people hurt by broken grass. it happened 900 miles east of moscow. a few hours from now, a large asteroid is set to streak by earth. it coming up at 5:00, we'll go live to the space and science center where bob redell will be to talk to astronomers there. >>> two congressmen accusing scientists of sharing secret and sensitive technology with china. republican congress frank wolf of virginia and lamar smith of texas have both asked the federal government to investigate the research center. that investigation right now is being held up by some red tape. the congressmen say classified weapons and know how may have been illegally transferred to other countries including china. they also say the u.s. attorney's office in northern california wants to bring criminal charges but that investigation being blocked by the justice department.
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
in the parking lot and looked at it." >> what a night it's been. the meteor hits russia and then this asteroid. >> we begin with our chief meteorologist who joins us with the closer look at the size of tonight's event. >> let's just say it has to be extremely large in order tore the doppler radar to pick up anything like this. so i fine tuned the radar, telling the radar scan everything it can find in the lower atmosphere. from the type of those reports from 7:00 to 8:10 tonight, you can see this wave of green moving up from the peninsula and the north bay. that's a sign of unusual activity in the atmosphere. this is not fog, not rain but it's part of that meteor that streaked across the sky and or part of its contrail. it's a neat way to look at what happened as we're continuing to get the pictures in. as far as the trajectory goes, we started getting reports from st. helena and also walnut creek and then san francisco and finally a lot of you saw it in san jose, morgan hill and santa cruz. some of my estimates is the bay area troavel distance was somewhere near 140 miles. by all indications,
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Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
our breaking news out of russia. that may be a meteorite strike. >>> we have an update on developing news regarding one of the most famous athletes in the world. here's a live picture from south africa, where it's friday morning. oscar pistorius is expected at any moment for a bail hearing. he's accused of murdering his girlfriend. police arrested the 26-year-old at his home where his 30-year-old model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp was found shot four times. police say pistorius is the only suspect. he made global headlines just last summer and was nicknamed the blade runner because of his prosthetic legs. his bail hearing is set to get under way at any moment. police say they will oppose bail. >>> medical examiners have positively identified the body of former los angeles police officer, christopher dorner. his charred remains were found in that cabin in big bear. dorner was i.d.'d through dental records. he died tuesday after a shoot-out with police, followed by a fire in that cabin where he hid for many days. >>> pope benedict's decision to step down came as a surprise to many peopl
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Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
they passed over russia in orbit. they were never in any danger. tonight the system's back up and running. and we happen to know "nightly news" is uploaded to the space station each evening, so at least they get to see themselves on tv. >>> as the british newspaper the "daily mail" breathlessly put it today, kate put her baby bump on parade. today's public event at hope house, a rehab facility in south london, was the first appearance by kate middleton in public since being visibly with child. easily the most anxiously awaited birth in the uk since diana herself was pregnant with prince william 30 years ago. to be fair, the "daily mail" went on to describe her as radiant today, now halfway through her pregnancy. >>> vice president joe biden is out with another one of those sound bites that could live on for a long time. he appeared on a live video town hall on gun violence sponsored by facebook and "parents" magazine. he was responding to a gun owner fearful about a ban on certain kinds of weapons and clips, that it would leave people unable to protect themselves in their home. >> kate, i
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
will be when it is at its closest to the earth. >> reporter: your reaction to what happened in russia? you have seen the video. >> it's spectacular. it reminds us of stuff that's out there that does come close to us that we don't know about. in fact, it might have been a smaller version, a much smaller version of the asteroid of 2014. >> thank you very much, conrad. you can come here to the space and science center between 7:30 and 10:30 and astronomers will be operating the telescopes you see behind me and they'll be able to see it again by the time it gets to our side of planet earth, you will not be able to see it with a naked eye. it will be too faint. if you have a telescope like that in your backyard, you're fine. reporting live, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thank you, bob. >>> this morning olympic south africa runner oscar pistorius is making his first court appearance today formally facing murder charges suspected of shooting his girlfriend to death at his own home. kris sanchez is in the newsroom with more on this investigation. good morning. >> good morning. the world famous oly
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
a meteorite explodes over russia, then an asteroid skims past the earth and now a meteor is seen streaking across bay area skies. this dash cam video uploaded to youtube shows the blue flash of what is believed to be a meteor around 8:00 last night. this driver says he was headed southbound on 280 near san francisco. similar sightings were reported from santa clara to fairfield and in parts of the central valley. our own jodi hernandez and her success witnessed that fireball at their home in fairfield and told us about it. >> we were driving on interstate westbound in fairfield and all of a sudden we saw this bright light falling from the sky. it was like a bright white streak and it kind of ended in a ball, and i was just like, i couldn't get the words out fast enough, it was like look, look, look, victor! he saw, one of our sons saw, it of spectacular. i had been covering a story on meteors and asteroids all day and i couldn't believe i was actually seeing one just a few hours later. >> people quickly turned to our facebook and twitter feeds to tell us what they saw. one viewer in san jo
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
:30 on this wednesday morning. february 6th, 2013. it is 3:30 in the afternoon in sochi, russia, where one year from today, athletes will begin competing in the 2014 winter olympic games. we'll be there live in just a moment and check out our plaza. we have turned it into a ski resort this morning. complete with mount rockefeller. we have team usa hopefuls and new events to tell you about. we'll have a match against us anchors, may the best win. >> it's colder here than in sochi, russia. >> they have temperament climate there. >> happy it's colder here? because we're heading out in just a minute. >> the ski lodge is always 75 degrees. >>> imagine winning the lottery, not once but twice in the same weekend. we're going to talk to an arkansas couple that did that and walked away with more than a million dollars. that would explain the smiles on their faces. >>> monopoly fans you have spoken, which classic token is going to be replaced and what will be the newest game piece? we're going to reveal the answer exclusively this morning. >>> don't forget, savannah and i are heading to chicago for the friday
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Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
cleanup has begun now in russia after a space rock exploded there on friday. it happened the same day a different asteroid hit earth. could the two be related? we'll talk to an expert about what's happening in the skies. >>> then, a stunning fall from grace for the former mayor of san diego. maureen o'connor was the city's first female mayor. this morning the headlines are about her gambling habit to which she won and lost $1 billion over a decade. her excuse for doing it may surprise you. >>> we do want to begin this morning with that carnival cruise ship. a passenger has filed a first lawsuit against the cruise line company. mark potter is in mobile, alabama, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that lawsuit was filed in miami by a passenger from texas seeking damages. she accuses carnival cruise lines of negligence and fraud and says that she was "injured as a result of the unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions in "aboard" the "triumph." a spokesperson says the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. meantime,
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
obama on his economic agenda. >>> the cost of next year's winter limbs in sochi, russia, has risen to $50 billion, five times more than originally planned. >>> in moscow, the first capsule hotel is open for business. a night in the sleep box with just the bare necessities goes for $85 a night. >>> back on this continent, the end of an era. the royal canadian mint is no longer making and distributing pennies. the one-cent coin costs 1.6 cents to produce. >>> beer powered beer from alaska. you heard me right. >>> plus, some police officers get the boot for goofing off while on the job. details next. >>> and now to some stories that caught our eye this morning. we begin in south florida where several firings came down after internal affairs video, you have to watch this, caught miami police grabbing coffee and kissing civilians instead of answering emergency calls like this one about an unconscious 5-month-old. >> 5-month-old not alert. [ inaudible ] >> the police department fired these officers for not responding and disciplined several other officers mentioned in the investigation r
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
happened in russia, you didn't need a telescope, just a pair of eyeballs and the ability to look up. it was hard to miss this fireball streaking across the early morning sky over the ural mountains in russia. this is east of moscow. various video cam remarks some cell, some mounted dash cams captured this brilliant streak of bright light as it left a long plume of smoke in its wake. scientists estimate this weighed ten tons and was traveling at a wicked 33,000 miles an hour, so large, so fast, it created a shock wave as it flew overhead that blew out windows, even collapsed part of a factory roof. almost 1,000 people were injured, mostly by flying glass. >> very likely it would have been a larger lump of rock that broke up in the earth's atmosphere. the rock comes in from space, hits the earth's atmosphere, that decelerates it, puts stress on it and it's likely to fragment into lots of pieces. i think that's what happened. >> scientists believe that russian meteorite exploded into smaller pieces before hitting the ground. there's also an asteroid out there, not going to hit us, just
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Feb 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
in russia, a near-miss by an asteroid and a fireball over the bay area last night, we're still here, but some day we may not be so lucky. a local group of scientists hopes this brings attention to their cause, a cause they all believe we should care about. bob has more from mountain view. >> reporter: inside one of these offices here in mountain view, a team of scientists are trying to save our cities from very large asteroids. this is home to the v6-12 foundation a non-profit group that has been raising money to send in orbit around the sun a space telescope that will be able to detect the asteroids we can't see from earth. within the first month of its operation in 2018, the foundation expects sentinel, as it is called to discover more asteroids than earth-based telescopes have over the past 30 years. nasa has reportedly found most of the big asteroids that could wipe out mankind, but the smaller ones that could take out cities or regions, we only know about 1% of those. the goal for sentinel is to find those, and if we have several years warning scientists believe we could deflec
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Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
to determine a cause of the fire. >>> and scientists call yesterday's meteor crash in russia a wake-up call for man to spend more on the detection of meteors. >>> and more from the south bay with the plan to help save planet earth, hello, bob. >> reporter: good afternoon or evening to you, diane and terry, considering this fact, the astronomers have id 'd the meteor, but science has only identified 1% of the meteors. which means we don't know anything else about the other 99%, where they're located and most importantly, where they're headed. inside this nondescript office building in mountain view, scientists, including a couple of former astronauts are on a mission to help stop what happened last night in siberia, when a huge meteor blasted through the area, blowing out windows, injuring people. if only we had seen it coming. this foundation hopes to give us the extra set of eyes in the sky. for the past several months, the nonprofit in the bay area has been raising money to build a telescope that orbits the sun by 2018. it is expected to discover more asteroids than any other element, the
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
, but it's a good start to find ways to help children avoid aggressive behavior. >> first russia and the bay area, and now another meteor sighting in florida. this video from west palm beach shows what appears to be a meteor streaking across the sky last night. the coast guard said they were flooded with calls from people all up and down florida's east coast. thankfully there were no reports of any injuries. this comes on the heels of a meteorite that exploded above russia. the russian researches have found 53 pieces of the meteorite so far and could be worth more than their weight in gold. the fewer that are found the higher the price. they could be worth up to $2200 per gram, that a is more than 40 times the cost of gold currently. more than 1,000 people were injured in that event. >> wow, quite a sight. things are changing in our skies. clouds. have not seen them in a while. >> great news we are tracking rainfall here getting close to the bay area. winds are advancing out ahead of the storm system. not overly gusty for the interior valleys but headed to the coastline tonight,
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
. at home, you could find a burglar going through your belongings and in russia you can catch a streaking meteor. >> reporter: janelle, security experts say more and more people want to have an extra set of eyes and camera give them that and an added sense of security. when a meteorite struck russia last friday, many of the images were caught on dashboard cameras that are popular there. police have used them to record evidence of traffic stops in america. but now it's catching on with the masses. >> people want to know what is happening with their car. >> the biggest reason is to record traffic accidents, to record, what they see, crazy drivers on the road. just things they witness and want to share with other people. >> a quick youtube search brings up thousands of clips from dash cams. capping accident drivers behaving badly. >> as the price tag comes down. we will see more of this. >> technology experts say that clients want the cameras for security and surveillance. >> i have gotten calls of spouses wanting to know where their partner is. parents wanting to know where their teenager i
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00am PST
these. ♪ we learned that driving in russia is terrifying, thanks to dash cams that catch more than just meteors. here in the states, a dash cam caught some shocking moments of its own, luckily, no students were on the bus at the time. and while russia cleaned up its meteor mess, the skies in florida were still lighting up with space debris. and the last one for our own bill karins, we'd never make him fly a stunt plane but this weather man was not so lucky. >> oh my! >> and lights out. >> that's like jim carrey, the facial impression, forced by gs. >> my favorite of all the clips of the week was the otter. >> i know you liked that. >> it was cool for the fact that he enjoyed doing it. i'm going to try to train my dogs to do something cool. i can't get them to sit. >> we love animal video. if you do it we'll put it on. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments on those stories and the best political analysis on msnbc. and tonight, be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today"
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Feb 24, 2013 9:00am PST
. >>> welcome back to "press here." just after the meteor hit the grouped in russia, technically becoming a meteorite a man jumped in and registered the name russia meteor. what you might not expect is his one and only tweet. we have seen parody twitter accounts from the escaped python to a cutting fake bp oil. brad bury is the man behind the account. when he's not tweeting he's creating companies where he works as co-founder and chief marketing director. thank you for being with us this morning. explain to the audience very briefly who jeff jarvis is before we start making fun of him. he's been a guest on this show. a very nice man. explain who this person is. >> he is a professor of journalism and new media and proponent of tweeting. >> he's one of those maximize your social imprint sort of people. >> boosterism. >> yeah. and you find him uniquely funny, or parody-able. is that a word? >> yeah. >> he's a good emblem for a certain group of people. it's changing the world, changing everything. responsible for arab spring and so on. >> i want to read a couple so the audience understands wh
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
the sun came up across the globe in russia. a ten ton meteor hit the earth. and then, later on, another space rock went whizzing by the earth. our jodi hernandez has more from the space and science center in oakland. >> reporter: you're looking at video taken by nasa showing a 150-foot asteroid as seen from australia this morning coming closer to earth than any rock its size. >> it sounded like a safeway, a supermarket, or an olympic sized swimming pool in size. the mass is 130,000 metric tons, which is equivalent to 60,000 suvs, so, you know, it's a big piece of rock. >> reporter: but the much anticipated asteroid is getting overshadowed by a smaller meteor that actually made its way to earth. these incredible images show the ten ton meteor floating over russia smashing windows and injuring hundreds. but experts say the cosmic rock completely unrelated to the da-14 asteroid. >> it's actually been a double whammy day. a lot of interesting things going on. but it is just a coincidence. it's not marking the beginning of a rain of asteroids coming at us. >> i'm thankful for that. >> report
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Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
. we'll be in sochi, russia, a place nobody really knows anything about. so we get a scouting report tonight from nbc's jim maceda in sochi. >> reporter: welcome to sochi, host of the 2014 winter olympics. with a year to go on the countdown clock and temperatures in the mild 50s, citizens of this black sea resort, known more for its spas and palm trees, wonder why it was picked at all. i think it's pure show for putin on the international stage, she says. >> sochi is going to become a new world-class resort for the new russia and the whole world. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin has kept that pledge, surprisingly made in english, six years ago. and has turned this into an olympic park. running it like a ceo every step of the way. today, the ice rinks are completed and hosting international events. while in the mountains, just 30 miles away, sochi's ski jump and other alpine runs are primed. putin, an avid skier himself, is pleased. so are u.s. competitors here. >> hopefully a lot of people will make the journey and i think it's going to be an amazing olympics. >> reporte
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Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
big cosmic coincidence. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: the video from russia is incredible. a massive meteor traveling at 33,000 miles per hour, trailing a brilliant quite contrail, hitting the atmosphere and exploding with the force of an atomic bomb. [ explosion ] >> reporter: the shock wave over the city of chebarkul damaged thousands of buildings, knocked down a factory wall and blew out windows across the city in freezing temperatures just as kids were starting the school day. >> translator: the ceiling was okay. but all the windows were broken. almost all the window panes were damaged. there are no windows without damage. >> reporter: the shards of glass injuring more than 1,000 people, 100 hospitalized. >> i heard this extremely loud noise that shook my apartment. >> reporter: canadian hockey player, michael garnett, lives there. we talked to him via skype. >> it blew the vents out of my bathroom and there was debris on the floor. and i am up on the 23rd floor and i could feel the building swaying. >> reporter: pieces of the meteor punched a hole in a frozen lake, bu
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Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
. in russia after that meteor that scared the daylights out of every one. >>> and all eyes to the sky, looking for the next close encounter. >>> later on, the spectacular scene in southern california. no one has quite seen anything quite like it. >>> we awoke last friday to the story of that meteor streaking across the russian sky. then we saw the video. thousands of them. and now there are a lot of new questions about whether we're doing enough to be on the lookout for another direct hit with the planet earth. while on the ground, pieces of that space rock are going for a hefty price. the story tonight from nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: after the meteor smashed through the atmosphere, shattering windows in russia, and nerves around the world, it broke into pieces, meteorites. most landed near this frozen lake. the largest piece may still be under water. the search to find them is on. there are reports that residents are trying to sell the meteorites for as much as $10,000. a lot of money for a rock. but things from outer space can fetch a good price from collectors like dave gheesling. >
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
morning here in oakland and he pointed out how spectacular it was to see this meteor in russia doing what it was doing especially during the daylight hours to have a fireball streaking across the sky which is unusual. he says fortunately it was small. >> very, very small. fortunately. and that makes it just a spectacular visual object to see. it's a reminder of the things that happen in the past and the things that could happen in the future. in fact, i shouldn't say it could. it's kind of like earthquakes in california. >> reporter: in a few hours all eyes will be on this object. 2012da14. that's the dez nation gisignati this asteroid. this large piece of rock is about 150 feet in diameter. it will pass by us at 17,200 miles above earth. that's closer than some of our satellites. unfortunately for us in the bay area, it will be too dim and not visible to the naked eye but they will host a viewing party using one of the large telescopes tonight. now even with that you won't be able to see the features of the asteroids like craters but you will be able to see an object. tiny dot
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
meteorite that exploded above russia on friday. russian researchers say they found a total of 53 pieces of that meteorite thus far and they could be worth more than their weight in it gold, up to $2,200 per gram. that's more than 40 times the current cost of gold. so we have florida, russia and, jeff ranieri, the meteorite in san francisco a few nights ago as well, right? >> a lot of this happens all the time. people are hyper tuned up towards space. >> that giant asteroid. >> i know. i know. it's all going on here. take a look at doppler radar, if you have been away for a while, coming back, this is not a lot of rainfall but it's big news because we have had so little rain in 2013. it's light to moderate on the roadways here for tonight. you can't expect some of these showers to linger over the next half hour and then looking at heavier rainfall for tomorrow. the time line coming up. meanwhile, winds are picking up as well. 10 to 20 miles per hour driving tonight not only is it going to be breezy but it is downright coal. look at these temperatures, 48 right now in novato. 48 in napa.
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
of popularity before sochi, russia. we're talking about curling. that story coming up. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> welcome back. two southern california high school students a game of tug of war turned seriously painful. fire officials say both teens had fingers ripped right off. doctors right now trying to reattach those fingers. the students were taking part in a homecoming activity at the time of this very scary incident. >> okay. 6:11 right now. time for a quick check of the day's top stories. the faa may soon allow boeing to run test flights. the lithium batteries have a tendency to overheat. it could take months before commercial flights resume. >>> oakland police releasing more information on a deadly crash that may have involved a stole
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Feb 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
a cosmic coincidence. a meteor impact in russia followed by a near miss by an asteroid and an unusual flash of light, a fireball seen over the bay area last night. some bay area scientists are hoping the events will bring more attention to their cause, a cause they believe we should all care about. bob redell picks up the story from mountain view. hello, bob. >> reporter: good evening, diane and terry. the group of scientists and former astronauts working out of this office building in mountain view don't want us to be blindsided by a big meteor like we were yesterday when a ten-ton rock from outer space entered the earth's atmosphere over siberia and blowing out windows and hurting more than 1,000 people, that's why the b-612 foundation on the peninsula is trying to give us an extra pair of eyes to the skies. they have been raising money to send into the orbit around the sun a space te le scop to spot the asteroids that we can't see here on earth. nasa has reportedly found most of the ones that could destroy our planet but as far as the ones that are smaller and destroy cities and wipe out
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
the threat. the winter olympics begin a year from tonight in russia. but will vonn be ready, she suffered a knee and leg injury after a major crash today. it happened in austria, the after a jump, coming up shortly, her knees buckle and she veers off course. she was air lifted to a nearby hospital, now the u.s. ski team confirmed that -- here is the jump -- they confirmed she suffered acl and mcl tears in her right knee as well as a fractured right tibia. they are optimistic that held be ready for the winter games next february. >>> the 49ers are calling this one of the most depressing days of the season. players cleaned out their lockers this morning in team headquarters they collected their personal belongings and kaepernick seems to be taking the loss personally. asked how long that loss will stay with him, he said, for the rest of his life. >> i mean, it's tough. i mean, we been through a lot together, we are here with each other all the time. it's like leaving your family. >> you know, relax, heel the injuries and things like that, and pick back up, where we left off. >> after just a
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Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
in time for the winter games in sochi, russia. she took gold and bronze in vancouver and is a four-time world cup champion. the most successful american skier in history. >> action. >> reporter: a favorite with sponsors, tabloids love her, too. her unconfirmed romance with tiger woods and her revelation that she's battled depression. >> hi, dad! >> reporter: but since she was 3 years old she's been happiest on the slopes. telling brian williams in 2010 that this is what she was born to do. >> i've given my entire life for the sport. >> reporter: there have been other heart-stopping falls. she came back from a terrible crash in torino two days later. but this time won't be easy. >> lindsey vonn is so tough, works so hard. if anyone can come back from this in time for the olympics, it's lindsey vonn. >> reporter: the heart of a champion with a track record of beating the odds. chris jansing, nbc news, new york. >>> and still ahead as we continue tonight, millions of americans stuck in traffic at this very moment, in fact, losing their patience along with a ton of time and money. wher
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
to be back in time for the 2014 winter olympics in russia, which begin in exactly one year from today. >>> an estimated 200,000 people joined in the celebration to welcome home the super bowl champion baltimore ravens. looking ahead to next year's cold weather super bowl, the nfl is debunking reports that metlife stadium in new jersey. the league's message, "chill out." pregame and half-time shows in stadium. we're looking forward to that. >>> just ahead, is the star wars franchise about to go the way of jobba the hut. >>> pint-size player around. a preview before you meet him here on "today" show. >>> welcome back on this wednesday morning. watching a lot of clouds in the northwest and just some light rain and showers. not going to pour on you. temperatures in the mid-40s. at least it's not all that cold. a good deal of clouds increasing during the day in southern portions of oregon and california looked okay. a lot of clouds to get rid of early today, especially south of l.a. as we go into thursday, we'll sneak showers further down the coast. l.a., san diego, you're dry, but up arou
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
about a decent day ahead. 4:53 and this week marks one year until the winter games get rolling in russia. the city shifting into ready mode. >> crews are busy upgrading the current infrastructure. millions are expected to visit town for the games. there will be 12 new events including women's ski jump. athletes are preparing for the games. and for one of the most celebrated women on team usa. >> now has dropped back -- lindsey vonn over the back and she's down heavily. >> yeah. when they slow it down you can see her knee wrenched there. lindsey vonn needing reconstructive surgery after tearing two major ligaments in the fall. this happened yesterday at the world championships in austria. vonn is expected to return in time for the winter games. >> she will get through this. she was back in the hotel a couple hours after the accident. she was in good spirits, starting to plot out her rehab and next steps. i'm confident we'll see lindsey vonn in sochi next year. >> we wish her the best with the modern technology and surgeries, there is a good chance she'll be ready. the opening ceremony is
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
eye on the countdown to the 2014 winter olympics than sochi, russia. the town is buzzing with the sound of construction as crews put together the remarkable stadiums and venues for winter sports. costs are already over $50 billion, four times the 2007 estimates. some venues are complete and ready for their trial runs on ice. they have the cold weather to do it right now. >>> and auction in france seemed tailored for car enthusiasts and history buffs alike. cars and bikes filled the famed pierre hall in paris. this plane may seem familiar to film fans. the famed yellow plane from oscar winner "out of africa." cars from the turn of the century and 20th century from the 1990s are featured here. >> finally, this little four-legged friend looking for a new home. little 2-year-old tonik is getting a lot of attention after thinks foster family posted this adoption and online. >> freaky. >> yeah, it is, kind of. many say the dog has a human face. >> it looks photo shopped. >> it does. altered even more. especially look at the eyes. while he was a mixed breed, he comes from poodle
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
. that video of a meteorite coming out of russia, absolutely incredible and frightening. >> this is the kind of thing you expect to see in a weird movie. you can see that meteorite as it's burning, as it streaks across the skies. that's over the euro mountains overnight. about 900 miles east of moscow. seconds later you can hear that loud explosion. >> unfortunately there's been some injuries this morning. let's get to duncan this morning in london. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this was up close and big. russia's academy of is russia's sciences said it was ten tons and traveled at3,000 miles an hour. no wonder people were panicking. so streaking across the early morning fire, a burst of light and an explosion of sound. these unverified pictures show the close shave with a meteorite. locals heard and felt the shock wave of it passing. on the ground, people stunned and unsure of what they had seen were left staring at the thick trail. this man said it lasted three, maybe four seconds. more than 400 are reported injured, many hurt by broken glass. windows popped out
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
of russia, some thought the world was ending when a ten-ton meteor, five stories tall, hurtled to earth and exploded, causing a lot of injuries and doing a lot of damage without actually hitting anything. its fiery descent was captured in vivid detail by numerous cameras.
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Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
say, but with the same message. >> i think that the meteor incident in russia is a wake-up call especially when one considers it arrived at the exact same time, the exact same day as the asteroid fly-by. so i think that we're really becoming very aware that we are in jeopardy from these types of collisions. >> reporter: aware, but how well is the world prepared? nasa budgeted $20 million last year to look for objects that may hit the earth but some scientists say more money should be spent on detection and ways to avoid a possible collision. >> we've gotten very good at finding the big things, the kilometer sized objects. we're working down to smaller objects. but there's many more of the small objects like these than there are of the big ones. >> i'd say the appropriate technology for deflecting a dangerous asteroid could possibly be a nuclear bomb, but the key is catching and detecting the objects early. >> reporter: experts say that friday's blast could have killed thousands of people had the meteor landed in the middle of a large city, a reminder they say that even smaller o
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am PST
of your hair? >> i can do this. this is all mine. >>> and that meteor that fell last week in russia is sparking a modern-day gold rush. pieces of the rock are popping up online for thousands of dollars. some say the chunks could be worth $2200 per gram. that's more than 40 times the current cost of gold. speaking of money, now over to wall street. the dow opened at 13,981 after adding 8 points before the holiday weekend. the s&p is down a point and the nasdaq lost 6. overseas, the nikkei fell 35 points while the hang seng dropped 238. >>> investors have returned from the holidays to another corporate marriage in the works. office max and office depot are close to announcing a deal to join forces as early as this week. >>> on the earnings front, analysts expect lower profits from dell's fourth quarter results after the bell today. however, bad news could be far for advocates of a looming buyout between michael dell and silver lake private equity. >>> a 75-year-old indiana farmer and agri giant monsanto. the company is suing over patent infridge -- infringement over soybeans he bought
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00am PST
recovery, racing, and russia. a lot happening on the "today" show. >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports, and much more. richard lui. thank you very much for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day on your nbc station. enjoy your monday. >>> happening now. lost at sea. the desperate search to find four people forced to abandon ship off pillar point. >>> a new effort under way to find a missing bay area couple who disappeared in south america. >> it came true. >> and we will run down the big winners from last night's academy awards. >>> right now we take a live look outside. that is spectacular. whether you are howling at it or dancing in the moonlight, this is the kind of way you want to start off the workweek on this monday, february 25th. this is "today in the bay." >> i am truly inspired. mike inouye doing the "thriller" dance is impressive. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. what a gorgeous weekend. >> it was nice out there. welcome back
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Feb 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
outguns the rebels. raining scuds on to civilians in aleppo on friday. with russia arming assad, rebel leaders threatened to boycott a team meeting with kerry later this week to protest the u.s. and europe's refusal to arm them. >> at this stage, isn't it time to revisit that policy? >> with a new secretary of state at a beginning moment of the second term of president obama, when he himself has expressed concerns about it, this moment is ripe for us to be considering what more we can do. >> reporter: as a senator, kerry said military aid should be considered. and hillary clinton and leon panetta both recommended arming and training some rebel units. but president obama rejected that proposal last year. fearing weapons would get into the hands of al qaeda supporters. but today, facing rebel pressure, kerry hinted at a policy shift. >> we are determined that the syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind, wondering where the support is or if it's coming. >> reporter: before leaving london, kerry called a key opposition leader and talked him into showing up for the meeting
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Feb 28, 2013 4:00am PST
months old and still a little camera shy. so cute. >>> well, an unusual museum in russia has a strange new exhibit causing controversy. the collection is dedicated to the memorabilia of soviet leader vladimir lenin from small statuettes to portraits. but the museum may be going too far with a life-size display of the leader. even more stunning is this figure appears to breathe. that's creepy. >>> well, a notorious romanian gangster seems to have unusual taste in pets. investigators were surprised to find four lions and two bears at the man's estate after he was arrested on multiple charges including murder and kidnapping. they believe the animals were used to threaten victims. but some neighbors said he was just an animal lover do. you expect the neighbors to tell the truth living northeast the man with lions? >> if you are going to be a gangster, go all in. >> i agree with you, it's a way to intimidate people with lions. >> let's go have a meeting with my lion. >>> time for an early look at the day ahead. general norman schwarzkopf will be laid to rest today at west point. a memorial
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Feb 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
. the olympics are in one year in sochi, russia. >>> time to check in are henry on comcast sportsnet with more on the reported trade of alex smith. >> we're going to recap the breaking news story we had at a the top of the newscast. alex smith, 49ers quarterback, s staying or going? minnesota and the great american race, daytona 500. danica patrick on the pole. and she had a car that said, go daddy. was she going big time out there? that's the question. results are in. we'll recap it, next. . >>> welcome back to nbc bay area. we begin with breaking news as we reported at the top of the newscast. there are multiple reports of the 49ers have a deal in place to trade quarterback alex smith. cbs sportsline reporter jason was the first to report this story about an hour ago but the deal can't be finalized before march 12th which is the official start of the new league year. more information on that story however. he says the kansas city chiefs have emerged as the leading candidate to complete that trade with alex smith, other teams, jaguars, cardinals, browns, bills, and jets are interested in acqu
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
list. >> now a live look from sochi russia. that's right. the winter games one year away. mark your calendars. the opening ceremonies actually taking place a year from tomorrow. we'll keep the countdown going. we'll be right back. e ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me know ♪ so i don't make my worst mistake ♪ ♪ turn around and let you go [ female announcer ] when sweet and salty come together, the taste is irresistible. made with sweet, smooth peanut butter and salted, roasted peanuts. sweet and salty nut bars by nature valley. nature at its most delicious. 5:24 now. want to check the forecast with christina loren. enjoy today. the rain is coming tomorrow. >> during the morning rush we really want to make sure you are aware. good morning. temperatures now in the upper 30s and low 40s. much colder start than what we experienced at this time yesterday. you will notice the difference outside your front door. temperatures will be on the cool side. not bad p. in fact, at noon we'll reach highs in the heat of the day as warm as today at noon. then we hit the 60s
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Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
, lebanon. >>> in russia, 20,000 workers and 4300 pieces of equipment are being used to help in the massive cleanup of the damage called by friday's meteor. the size and power of that meteor's energy is much larger than they first thought. >>> back here in the states, thousands of pieces of kennedy history are going up on the auction black block in massachusetts. up for aubgdz, his bomber jacket. while most people run from snakes, hundreds of people in florida spent the next month actively looking for them as part of the python challenge to find the in vasive species. 1600 people took part in the hunt. most were not successful. only 68 pythons were captured. now back to the team that won, the largest 10'6" inches. >>. >> dill an is back with the next of the national forecast. >> you're scared because you think there is this whole conspiracy they're out to get you. >> i do. >> we are looking at snow in the northeast on top of last week's huge storm we could see four to six inches in boston, a foot of snow possible in the eastern coast of maine. the middle of the country is very chilly. tempe
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
away. we will be broadcasting live from sochi, russia. >>> a bay area football coach fired after a hazing scandal involving his players is now suing the catholic diocese. the coach says he followed all the rules and did all the right things. we do have to warn you the details of the alleged hazing are graphic. jodi hernandez is live in san francisco with more on the st y story. jodi? >> reporter: the coach and his attorney believe he was made the scapegoat for a shocking incident of hazing, some incidents that the coach was responsible for bringing to light. instead of getting a pat on the back, the coach got a kick out the door and now the fired coach is firing back. >> i was angry. i was shocked. i was -- i felt like this is unbelievable. >> reporter: ousted head football coach chris sarbone turning into action. after they fired him from st. patrick's st. vincent high school over a hazing incident that he brought to the school's attenti attention. >> you show integrity, you show character, you show compassion, you try to end something bad that's happening on your campus, and y
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
-year cou countdown to the start of the 2014 winter games in russia. >> to get us in the olympic spirit, we have bob redell and told him to go hit the ice. he joins us live from the san jose ice center this morning with one of the more unusual sports of the game. good morning, bob. >> reporter: which is a sport that certainly has become more popular in recent years. good morning to you there, jon and laura. we're already talking about 2014 winter olympic games. here we are exactly one year out. this is san jose ice. bay area curling club that's become popular in recent years. right now they have roughly 150 members. i've got colleen and richard here. one thing that surprised me is that you have so many people here in the bay area interested and yet no one from here is going to the olympics. is that correct? >> that is correct. we have people who want to try. there's clubs in the midwest and they have dedicated ice and play all the time. we get to play once a week. it's going to take work. we'll get there eventually. there are other olympics coming up. >> every sport has a different level of
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Feb 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
on a trip to russia, passenger andres pinot couldn't get the images of the gruesome tv coverage out of his mind. >> you were thinking about that tragedy even as your preparing for your emergency? >> oh, yes. that had a big influence on my imagination. i did put my passport behind my shirt on my chest. >> to identify your body. >> yeah. yeah. >> if this ended badly. >> yeah. yeah. i was ready for the worst, hoping for the best. >> and the flight attendants knew that the fuel and time were running out. >> we do it or not? we have to do it. it was the longer five minutes of my life, actually. >> during those last five minutes, captain wrona gave up hope of somehow lowering the gear. he made a final calculation. they would have just one chance to touch the runway. captain wrona would have to somehow land the plane with the engines acting like the runners of a sled on a foamed down runway. if something went wrong, he couldn't attempt to go around again. the engines would be too damaged and he knew all too well of another danger. there was a highway just at the end of the runway. >> it was a ver
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Feb 17, 2013 8:00am PST
news this he can works images over russia with this meteor, all the energy released and had 1,000 people injured. as people looked a this image of this streaking across the sky say nothing of the asteroid that came been 17,000 miles of the united states or rather earth, this is scary stuff. but you have seen it before. >> well, it's a big rock, obviously, i think that was the size of a school bus. so, that's pretty big object. fortunately, it didn't land in the middle of a town in russia, a lot of people injured. there is a risk out there the universe is a very crowded place. we have stuff entering thes a not fear all the time. interesting when you are on the space station, look ac the shooting star, meet orrights, entering the atmosphere, you see those beneath you, a little bitdy disconcerting, they are all flying by u. >> mark kelly, thank you for being here. keep track of what you are up to >> we know why we're here. ♪ to connect our forces to what they need, when they need it. ♪ to help troops see danger, before it sees them. ♪ to answer the call of the brave and bri
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Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> translator: in fact, china has engaged with the u.s., uk, russia, germany and other countries to crackdown on cyber attacks. >> but top players in the intelligence world are not buying it. >> hayden, now a private security consultant says it's time to hold china accountable. >> don't treat me like a child. we know what you're doing and we have good evidence with regard to what you're doing and if you continue to do what you do, actions will have consequences and we make it part of a broader package of the american relationship. if we don't do this something cat strofk is going to happen over here. >> david faber of cnbc reporting for tonight's "rock center," up next for us this evening, dr. nancy snyderman investigates how it is a group of marines and military families came down with a very rare disease. victor! victor! i got your campbell's chunky soup. mom? who's mom? i'm the giants mascot. the giants don't have a mascot! ohhh! eat up! new jammin jerk chicken soup has tasty pieces of chicken with rice and beans. hmmm. for giant hunger! thanks mom! see ya! whoaa...oops! mom? i'm ok. grand
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Feb 16, 2013 12:35am PST
russia this morning. it sent shock waves across six cities and caused a lot of damage, or as people from russia put it, at least we weren't stuck on that carnival cruise. [ laughter ] i mean that was -- that sounds -- have you heard about that carnival cruise thing? it's awful. it gets worse. well, they lost power for four days, right. the passengers are fine. but after they got off the ship, their bus actually broke down on its way to new orleans. [ laughter ] when it happened, one guy was like, "what else could go wrong?" and everybody on the bus was like, "stop saying that! just shut up! [ laughter ] sit down!" some political news. the white house announced that president obama is going to florida for presidents' day weekend. obama says he wants to relax with his friends and really freak people out at the hall of presidents. [ laughter ] hello. >> steve: so realistic. >> jimmy: yeah. check this out. yesterday, the ceo of the national rifle association said that president obama took the art of deception to a whole new level in his state of the union address. then, he went back and he w
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Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
can also see the folks in greenland and russia aren't that into our super bowl. we'll take a break. we're back in a moment with the picture that has a lot of folks breathing a sigh of relief. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> rosa parks was born 100 years ago today. and today her birthday was referred to correctly as national day of courage. the postal service has issued a new stamp in her memory. and today at the henry ford museum in dearborn, michigan where the famous bus is kept, visitors were allowed to take a seat where rosa parks made history. >>> at a new york synagogue, ed koch was remembered as the quintessential new york mayor. it was an emotional service, especially during the remarks of the current mayor, michael blo
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
in sochi, russia. >> lindsey will be able to get through this thing. she was back in the hotel after a couple hours after the accident. she was in good spirits starting to plot out her rehab. i'm confident we will see her in sochi next year. >> she has one year to get healthy for the olympics. the opening ceremony is one year from this thursday. >>> the season officially came to a close today when the 49ers cleaned out their lockers. the quarterback colin kaepernick telling reporters, that super bowl loss will stay with him for a lifetime. now one player who made headlines off the feel for homophobic remarks during super bowl week isn't running from his hurtful remarks. chris culliver apologized and is now asking for something else. now more on the chris culliver story. >> reporter: chris culliver is asking for sensitivity training. they are saying it will inspire him to break down barriers in the locker room and ga and straight athletes here in san francisco say it can be done. gay or straight, all are welcome on the golden gate wrestling team in san francisco. >> most wrestlers cou
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00am PST
olympic games exactly one year from today in sochi, russia. vonn will head home for surgery next week after tearing two ligaments in her right knee, then breaking a bone in her lower leg in yesterday's crash at the world championships. she was helicoptered out, as you can see, then taken to a local hospital. vonn is the most successful american skier in history. and her coach says he expects vonn to return in time for those winter games. >> lindsey will be able to get through this thing. she was back at the hotel after the accident. she was in good spirits plotting her rehab and her next steps people confident we'll see lindsey vonn in sochi next year. >>> this is a crazy stat. vonn has been injured in every championship event, olympics and world championships since 2007. >>> and of course keep in mind bay area is your home for the winter games. we'll keep you posted on all the local athletes and all the events going on at the sochi games in one year. >> what would our newscast be without some talk of the 49ers. just a few days after a heartbreaking super bowl loss, jim harbaugh takes
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Feb 11, 2013 4:30am PST
in the 2014 winter olympics in sochi, russia. just to report that supposedly she and tiger woods are dating and reports are that tiger sent his private jet to pick her up to fly to surgery. >> that's nice. >> chivalry is not dead. >> we also have highlights from the grammy awards. did you catch it? they're coming up. >> good looking show. plus, ringing in the lunar new year. the unique performance to celebrate the year of the snake. >> wow. not quite so much sparkle but glistening lights for the south bay. we're talking trafficwise about the headlights north 280. talk about the south bay coming up. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. at&t u-verse high speed internet offers more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hotspots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online
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